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    Kontiki bait advice

    I usually use salted bonito for my kontiki as it stays on through west coast surf. I've run out but have got a couple of rainbow trout (frozen) given to me a couple of years back.
    I was told it's great but is it?

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    Yes, trout is excellent bait. I used old frozen stuff from freezer when living near Waihi beach and it caught fish. The only hassle is the skin is ultra ultra tough. I used an Iki spike to make a hole from flesh side outwards, then put longline hook through the hole from skin side. Have also used carp flesh from the waikato swampy lakes and that worked well too.
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    Agree on all what Ingrid 51 says. Trout is good but hard to get on or off your hook.
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    Thanks guys. Monday's the day.

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    I use salted mullet. However any tough bait that will stay on the hook will work. Avoid pillys etc as they are too soft.

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    Im keen to give drone fishing a go , iv been playing around with it down the paddock had a peg setup but it was messing the sensors so decided I need a proper release system .
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    Me too Boaraxa. Kit seems a bit $$ but at my age all I have to do is convince the missus. I used to tow longlines off bay of plenty beaches in my home made canvas kayak, but guess I am almost past that now.

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    Koi carp are good,oily and tough,free as well if you have a net or bow..

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    The drones look neat, but where I fish on the west coast it is shallow for a long way out. Example 2km off shore is only about 11 to 13 m deep. The drones I have looked at only have a range of about 800m (please correct me if wrong) and while that is ok at the moment because the fish are in close. Later in the year over winter basically the further out your hooks are the better the catch.
    That photo above was taken in the middle of July. First set was a 25 min run and only got two snapper and a couple of KY. Rebaited and put in two lithium iron battery's which gave me a run time of well over 30min sending it out about 2.5km. We could not believe our eyes as we pulled it back in. That big one is 23lb and a lot of those others were well over 10lb.

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    Has anyone developed a remote release for a Kontiki ? What a cobber and I want to do is run a line each. Drop a line and bring the Kontiki back in, out again and then back in while the fishing takes place rather than leave it out at sea with us crossing ourselves that a shark doesn't cut the line.

    PS Fresh water eel is a good bait
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got-ya View Post
    The drones look neat, but where I fish on the west coast it is shallow for a long way out. Example 2km off shore is only about 11 to 13 m deep. The drones I have looked at only have a range of about 800m (please correct me if wrong) and while that is ok at the moment because the fish are in close. Later in the year over winter basically the further out your hooks are the better the catch.
    That photo above was taken in the middle of July. First set was a 25 min run and only got two snapper and a couple of KY. Rebaited and put in two lithium iron battery's which gave me a run time of well over 30min sending it out about 2.5km. We could not believe our eyes as we pulled it back in. That big one is 23lb and a lot of those others were well over 10lb.
    Hey @Got-ya. The DJ Mavick pro says they have a max range of around 7km give or take.
    But this is clean I think. Would be considerably less when carrying cargo depending on the weight.

    Nether the less thought it was worth mentioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Has anyone developed a remote release for a Kontiki ? What a cobber and I want to do is run a line each. Drop a line and bring the Kontiki back in, out again and then back in while the fishing takes place rather than leave it out at sea with us crossing ourselves that a shark doesn't cut the line.

    PS Fresh water eel is a good bait
    That is a great idea if someone with the know how could share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allizdog View Post
    Hey @Got-ya. The DJ Mavick pro says they have a max range of around 7km give or take.
    But this is clean I think. Would be considerably less when carrying cargo depending on the weight.

    Nether the less thought it was worth mentioning.
    Would think the mavic has the grunt to drag a weighed line with baited hooks all that far. The fishing specific drones are good for 1km


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    Wow. Never new there were fishing specific drones.
    What are these ones you speak of? @Got-ya would proberly be interested too.

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